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Corning in final development stage for foldable phone cover glass

Post Time:Dec 26,2020Classify:Company NewsView:1057

Corning has reached the final stage of development for its cover glass for foldable smartphones. The US based company made the announcement earlier this week, making the company an upcoming supplier of Samsung’s foldable smartphones.

According to TheElec report, Corning launching its own glass cover for foldable handsets will raise the competition with German based Schott to supply them to Samsung. As per a Corning spokesperson, the company is currently at the final stage of the development of foldable glass cover solutions, with mass production and commercialization to begin in 2021.

Back in September 2020, the company had said that it was testing samples and that they planned to launch the cover glass officially within the next 12 months. At the moment, Schott has been the sole supplier of the substrate glass used in the ultra thin glass cover made by Samsung Electronics for its foldable smartphones. For the foldable OLED panel itself, however, Samsung Display‘s subsidiary processes Corning’s glass.

The launch of the cover glass from Corning will also lead to rising competition between Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display over processing the cover glass. At the moment, Samsung Display has signed a three year exclusive purchasing deal with Schott for their glass substrates. However, Samsung Electronics believes that the exclusive contract will limit the chance to reduce unit prices of foldable display panes and is planning to build its own supply chain by procuring glass substrates made by Corning.

Source: https://www.gizmochina.com/Author: shangyi

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